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Windows 7: Change Windows Explorer window background color

22 May 2010   #1
zilverspoon

windows, ubuntu
 
 
Change Windows Explorer window background color

about window colors... I have this problem with windows 7, although it's never been really well implemented in any version of any windows - I can't stand the white background of all windows, and I would like to have a darker background. the white hurts my eyes because I usually work in a fairly dark environment. I suppose a lot of people have this same problem. well, windows just doesn't want to allow that. I either use the old, super-ugly windows look, in which case I can actually change theme colors more or less enough to create a dark theme... or..... is there any other way? I'm even open to tweaking this damn thing with non-supported applications, just... I need a grey/dark theme for my windows...
anybody, any ideas?

and btw, speaking of themes, windows 7 must be the worst of all windows so far, it's really ridiculous that they even call them "themes", and the "customize your own theme" kind of tutorials are probably the hugest waste of time humanity has ever seen, hahahaha. really, really ridiculous. cuz basically, there is only 1 theme. period. same with XP. just changing the color of the taskbar doesn't really make it a different theme. makes it - the saaaaaaaaaaame theme, with slight taskbar color variation.


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23 May 2010   #2
oobbyy3

 

Sorry for off-topic, but your punctuation really sucks. I didn't understand a bit of what you wrote.
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23 May 2010   #3
undine

win 7
 
 
You need a custom theme for this.

I searched for the answer to your question for months. I found that the only way to do this is with a custom theme. See this thread... http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-st...help-many.html

To fix a theme exactly the way you want it, you need to buy " Windows Style Builder " abt $22.

Do some research in the THEMES section of this site. Good luck. Undine.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
zilverspoon

windows, ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oobbyy3 View Post
Sorry for off-topic, but your punctuation really sucks. I didn't understand a bit of what you wrote.
what?? (hey, I used 2 question marks, is that bad punctuation?)
(PS- ce prost esti. acuma vad ca esti roman, gunoi de Bucuresti. hahahaha. ma si miram... ca de obicei oamenii din alte parti ale lumii nu sunt chiar asa de prosti. adica isi vad de ale lor, nu de ale altora, de preferinta.)
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15 Jun 2010   #5
zilverspoon

windows, ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by undine View Post
I searched for the answer to your question for months. I found that the only way to do this is with a custom theme. See this thread... http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-st...help-many.html

To fix a theme exactly the way you want it, you need to buy " Windows Style Builder " abt $22.

Do some research in the THEMES section of this site. Good luck. Undine.
Thanks Undine. But windows never liked very much to be tweaked with customization utilities, I'm sure I'd f*** it up if I do that, it might became unstable, crash, etc. Anyway, I'll take a look
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15 Jun 2010   #6
zilverspoon

windows, ubuntu
 
 

oh, one last thing, I managed to bypass my problem by using another file manager for windows, instead of Win Explorer. Havent' yet found an ideal one, but A43 seems like what I need. It's simple, fast, writes nothing to the registry, and it uses the dark-ish background I set from within Windows' interface, which Win Explorer doesn't want to use, and there's no need to patch anything yeeeeeeeey
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11 Feb 2011   #7
Cesta

Windows 7 64
 
 

control panel/all control panel items/personalization/widow colors/advanced appearance settings
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30 Jan 2012   #8
thromulak

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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04 Sep 2012   #9
bytezero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Cesta

You are the man!

Thanks
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